Ahead of Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney has transformed it’s Spaceship Earth into a working Death Star.
Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and everything Star Wars, the company’s theme parks are slowly becoming giant advertisements for the upcoming films. And why shouldn’t they be? This is easily one of the coolest film promotions we’ve seen.
Spaceship Earth at Epcot transformed into a giant Star Wars Death Star during a special Disney Parks Blog meet-up that included updates on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story inspired additions coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a surprise visit from one of the stars of the upcoming film – Mads Mikkelsen.
Among the night’s announcements, we shared that AWR Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will soon debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Star Wars Launch Bay will be updated with new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There are many other updates, including information on a new Star Wars Guided Tour that’s in the works for Star Wars fans, included in Jennifer’s earlier Rogue One: A Star Wars Story post.
“Star Wars: Rogue One” has a December 16, 2016 release directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.